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Adult. Sleep. Repeat.

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Adulting is hard. Remember when you thought you could do anything, like become a defense attorney by day R&B sex-icon by night, or an astronaut, or even a fully functional adult with a clean kitchen who knows where they left the car keys? Get some light hearted, intellectual comfort food from the un… read more

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Masculinity in 2023

June 30th, 2023


Where have all the expectations of men gone...

[Career Transition w/ HD] I Was Super Cool

April 16th, 2022


So you really don't DJ no more??

Just days before his first comedy special, the self-described "lover of humanity and doer of expensive things" (formerly known as DJ) HD stops by to discuss his abrupt public turn from …

[The Grind w/ djBANDCAMP] You Eat What You Kill

March 22nd, 2022

The episode long time listeners have been waiting for: the recovered sitdown with international dj, DJ BANDCAMP! In August 2019 Camp gave Mr. Karver the stories behind the success but the file corrupted; now after 2.5 …

3 Life Lessons From The Bengals Playoff Win

January 23rd, 2022

What do you and an NFL franchise who hadn't won a playoff game in 30 years have in common? Mr. Karver reflects on some fun, applicable life lessons from the upstart Cincinnati Bengals ahead of their divisional round …


October 8th, 2021


It's substitute teacher duty on today's episode. Make sure you check out Mr. Karver out on Friday's episode of the Shoot Your Shot Podcast...and stop talking to people with their headphones in. Rudeness, gosh.

See you …

[Self-Exploration feat. Mario Jovan] I'm Coming As Me

September 2nd, 2021

One thing about adulthood, you're liable to be hit with some bewwwlbleep that forces you to question who you are and what you're made of. Mr. Karver …

Your Black Parade [a Juneteenth + Pappy Day Special]

June 20th, 2021


Mr Karver discusses the levity of Juneteenth while judging TF out of your Beyonce submissions for this year's challenge.

One time for all the dads out there, especially the Black dads standing in the face of the …

3 Places White Privilege Should Take Over Next

January 7th, 2021


Who knew it was so easy? That being the case, we have suggestions...  

Tell us what you think white privilege should disrupt next for the greater …

[Nostalgia w/ C. Diddy] Legend or Loser

December 17th, 2020


C. Diddy, from the Shoot Your Shot Podcast, comes through to defend Bow Wow's mid tier, sleepy a** catalog against the superiority of Big Soulja. …

Reclaiming My... [Time]

December 15th, 2020


Mr. Karver pulls out the soapbox to defend his ranking of the easiest of 5 Love Languages to manage, when's the best age to raise a toddler: in your …

[Calculated Risk feat. Just GQ] Couldn't Be Me

November 30th, 2020

(In the most overdue episode of our run) Mr. Karver and Just GQ link up to wrap the final episode of the August residency.

In a conversation recorded in August of 2020 they discuss the risks associated with travel in …

A USA Election Unicorn Tea Party Special

November 4th, 2020

She's back yall...

Whether you're freaking out or f***ing ecstatic, take a break from all the "pole" watching, social media doomsday scenarios, and …

ASR Favs: Friends w/ Tony Hill

October 31st, 2020


Mr. Karver resurfaces from a two month hiatus on Monday. Until then, we look back on some of our favorite episodes: a candid conversation about …

ASR Favs: Insane Confidence w/ TI

October 31st, 2020

As Mr. Karver resurfaces from drowning through the introduction to his doctoral program, we end a two month hiatus as we look back on some of our favorite episodes: the last in-person episode recorded before the world …

ASR Favs: Let the Kid Out feat AJE

October 31st, 2020

Mr. Karver thought September had hands, then came October. Now he ends a two month hiatus as we look back on some of our favorite episodes: the first ever interview with his longtime friend and mentor...


Antoine …

ASR Favs: The COVID-19 Special

October 31st, 2020


As Mr. Karver crawls out of his a depressive stretch ending a two month hiatus we look back on some of our favorite episodes: the COVID-19 special …

I Never Freeze [Risk]

August 31st, 2020


After a very irregular week and just ahead of Just GQ's August residency finale, Mr. Karver recalibrates this overdue session on calculated risks …

[Centering Self] I'm the Priority

August 24th, 2020


Mr. Karver explores his own failure of self-care, being selfish, and balancing the impacts of the pandemic, work and family in this week's Soapbox …

[Fitness feat. Ben] Grown Man Strength

August 21st, 2020

We've all been stuck inside, sitting around (probably drinking) more than usual and are somewhere in between home workout aficionado...and sweatpant champion.  So Mr. Karver caught up with Ben, owner of Elevate …

[Travel feat. Just GQ] Roll, Don't Fold

August 13th, 2020

Learn how you can pocket $60 a flight as Mr. Karver and Just GQ pick up where they left off with more nonsense and travel tips. 

One of them finds out the hard way that cat calls are an equal opportunity THING, the two …

I'm Not Waiting to Enjoy My Life feat. Just GQ

August 5th, 2020


Many of us are trapped indoors dreaming of where we'll travel some day, some way once Ms. Rona packs her bags and goes. Our guest resident, Josh from HBO's F Boy Island, has done it and discusses all things travel …

10 Best Things About Being Black

August 3rd, 2020


Mr. Karver dedicates the season two premier to ranking the 10 most subtle, fringe experiences and qualities about being Black.


Catch the day to day, behind the scenes and community convos:
Instagram: @ASRPodcast  |  …

Hotline Tings [Juneteenth]

June 19th, 2020

Happy Juneteenth. We deserve.

JUSTICE for Breonna Taylor | do. your. part.


The full list of Drake submissions are available on our playlists:

Lowkey Caught the Seed: S4 Insecure Finale feat. Fiance

June 15th, 2020

Every Black person you know needs a break in order to keep up the fight for racial justice and equity; we NEED it. So this week as we prepare to …

Eyes Tired [BLM]

June 8th, 2020


A well-meaning White person’s guide to equity, allyship and racial justice.

In response to the state sponsored murders of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, George Floyd and so many unarmed Black people like them, Mr. Karver …

One Great Big Zoom Framily [Friends + Family]

May 13th, 2020


Struggling to be the picture perfect pandemic friend and family member?! Turns out you're not the only one. Mr Karver reflects on how a worldwide pandemic has affected platonic and familial relationships, questions the …

Medicine Sandwich [COVID-19 Special]

March 17th, 2020

Before we all die an untimely death due to lack of bread, toilet paper, and possible le Corona virus, Mr Karver sits down with an expert on the fear …

[Confidence w/ TI] InfiniTI Gaunlet

February 27th, 2020

Why ain't nobody tell me to build my confidence this way?! We sit down with the homie TI to discuss how his vision of himself isn't necessarily what others expect, how an unexpected career move built his confidence, and …

Don't Guard Him, DON'T GUARD HIM! [Confidence]

February 25th, 2020


On today's Soapbox Session Mr. Karver rants about the benefits of being just a touch ugly with a sprinkle of sexy, the benefit of a jump shot, and finally reveals a special announcement that will change the course of …

Mediocrity is Trash [Do Better]

January 27th, 2020


No one sets the goal of being as average as humanly possible, so why is it that you find yourself feeling stuck from time to time? Mr Karver spends the first Soapbox Session of the year ranting about New Years …

This Is For Rachel [The Late A** Decade Wrapped Bonus Show]

January 26th, 2020


In this (better late than never) bonus episode Mr. Karver reflects on the last decade and the five most impactful lessons that will keep you from …

Alum. Sleep. Repeat. [The LIVE Show]

November 24th, 2019


It's our first live show! 4A invited us to host the Black Alumni kickoff at the AACRC for the University of Cincinnati's bicentennial homecoming …

Look Good. Feel Good. [Fashion]

November 24th, 2019


What would you look like if you let your best friend dress you? How about your boss? Your side piece's mom that doesn't know there sweet baby is …

[Fashion w/ Courgasm] Yew. Caint. Do. This.

October 23rd, 2019

*Black girl clap* Mr. Karver sits down with midwest internet session, Courgasm, to find out should becoming a parent change your sense of style? Do …

What Are THOSSSSSE?! [Fashion]

October 23rd, 2019



Do you look how you feel?! Is fashion once you become older, employed full time, become a parent, have a crappy week (triggered) affect the …

[Entrepreneurship w/ Nudy] That's Not Normal?

October 15th, 2019


Nudy (serial entrepreneur and marketing professional) and Mr. Karver (guy with a mic and wifi) discuss the flat tummy tea selling, Uber driving, RetinaSpark designing, IG boutique owning, black father savings account …

Only Fans [Entrepreneurship]

October 8th, 2019


Would you like to earn some extra money doing something you already do and enjoy? WELL WOULDN'T WE ALL! Also, why can't you. Mr. Karver ponders what …

[Parenting w/ Chad ] Da Baby. My Baby. All These Babies.

September 19th, 2019

The good homie Chad falls through to discuss the allure of young adulthood while being a dad to three human beings, blending a family, and realizing …

...Ya Mama [Parents]

September 16th, 2019


How do you balance the responsibility of being a full fledged adult while deferring to the wisdom and “authority” of your parents? Mr. Karver thinks …

PB&J [Evolution]

September 13th, 2019


Remember when a PB&J was the best thing...since sliced bread? Well, like your palette, you too are allowed to evolve. [Make It Make Sense]


[Evolution w/ Patty] Who Are These People?!

September 11th, 2019

Patty joins Mr. Karver for "Why Ain't Nobody Tell Me" to figure out how different life has played out from how she planned it at 18, and how life's highs and lows have turned her into a person she never imagined.


I Got Next [Evolution]

September 9th, 2019


Give Queen Latifah her things!

What did you want to grow up to be when you were a kid? Most of us pursue education in one topic, so that we can land a career in a specific field, so that we can attain some ideal …

[Friends w/ Tony Hill] Did We Just Become Best...

September 4th, 2019

In the middle of building a career, convincing other people you're a decent enough person to spend time around, and trying to secure one of those chicken sammiches who has time to make friends?!

Mr. Karver sits down …

[Friends] Nooooo, Don't Do It Sherm!

September 2nd, 2019


Love them or hate them, we all have someone to encourage us when times are hard and to humble us when our fits are trash. This week we discuss how proximity, relationships, glow-ups and works affect friendships.

Want …

[Dating] Remember the Time?

August 29th, 2019


...on the phone, you and me? Finish the lyrics as we finish out the week of dating advice and struggles.

Want more premium media content from Adult. …

[Dating w/ G Dot & Ashley] If I Had a BF I Wouldn't Even Be Here

August 28th, 2019


Dating in your XX's is weird, so Mr. Karver follows up on this week's Soapbox Session to ask two fierce, hilarious women what it takes to make it …

[Dating] Sick of Being Lonely

August 19th, 2019


$200 dates. DM protocol. To count or not to count the bodies, that is the question:

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The Twitter mentions …

[Creativity] Dance Like the Whites Are Watching

August 15th, 2019


...because they are, so enjoy yourself! Otherwise, what is life: make it make sense?! Let's talk about what it takes to live a more full, …

[Creativity w/ Antoine] iRefuse to Kill the Kid

August 14th, 2019

Antoine Edmonson (he's a dad + he makes music, while still being a dad) joins Mr Karver as they discuss what it means to take ownership as an adult, …

[Creativity] No One Wants to Be Boring

August 12th, 2019


When's the last time you made something just because you wanted to? Did something because it was fun? Mr. Karver spends his first Soapbox Session ranting on the power and necessity of creativity.

(Crayons and …

Adult. Sample-Sample. Repeat. [Trailer]

August 5th, 2019


Oh,  hi there.

Does your life suck? Is adulting less exciting than you thought it would be? You're not alone, and although we can't change that …

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